Work in this theme responds to current national and international agendas and includes supporting care practices for all people and their families who have a health condition. This broad spectrum of research spans the life cycle, including pre hospital care and acute surgery. It also includes the care of people with long term conditions such as diabetes, Motor Neurone Disease, persistent frozen shoulder and a range of chronic respiratory diseases.
Respiratory research encompasses a spectrum of lung conditions including bronchiectasis, where the team is leading the field in developing and extending the evidence base through a series of Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews and exploring new ways of supporting care.
Palliative and end of life care is the most established stream of work, which includes symptom control, effective models of care such as Hospice at Home and the transition of young people with life limiting conditions into adult services.
A particular achievement in this theme centres on the development of an intervention to support family carers of people in the last year of life, which is being adapted for carers of stroke survivors and young carers who providing care to family members www.edgehill.ac.uk/carers